The new U.S. Attorney

BORN: May 23, 1957, in Cincinnati.

FAMILY: Wife, Margaret Samanant; three sons and two daughters.

HOME: St. Paul.

EDUCATION: Law degree from University of Minnesota, 1983; B.A. in political science, Macalester College, 1979.

CAREER: Partner in law firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi, 2001-present; U.S. attorney, 1998 to 2001; first assistant U.S. attorney, 1997-98; managing partner, Greene Espel, 1994-97; assistant U.S. attorney in Minneapolis, 1992-94; senior associate with Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly, 1989-1992; Marine Corps infantry officer, prosecutor, defense attorney and judge advocate, 1983-89; commanding officer of Twin Cities Marine Reserves unit, 1993-95.